Sunglasses, Italy

SEPTEMBER 2012 – Close-up of sunglasses that have neatly arranged on a market stand in Luino, Lombardia, Italy. © Mark Zanzig/

The story behind the image

We were exploring the Lago Maggiore which is half Swiss and half Italy. We stayed in our appartment on the Swiss side but took the ferry to visit Luino in Italy, home to one of the largest public markets in Europe. On Wednesday, more than 400 stands offer their goods in the town center. It has become a tourist magnet by now and is an important economical factor for the region.

One of the many stands sold sunglasses, an overwhelming number of them. They were cheap and not exceptionally beautiful but the salesman had arranged them neatly, and I could not resist to take a fun shot showing just the sunglasses. After all, we were in Italy, and in Italy you’re going to need sunglasses.

The high resolution image

Capture Date & Time13-SEP-2012, 11:38
LocationLuino, Lombardia, Italy
CameraRicoh CX1
Exposure1/50 sec at f/4
Digital Image Source FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image FormatJPEG, 24 bits/pixel, sRGB
Edited Image Dimensions3364 x 2469 Pixels
Copyright© by Mark Zanzig/

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